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Attack on Titan 2 (進撃の巨人 2 Shingeki no Kyojin 2?) is a game by Koei Tecmo and Omega Force and was released in the US on March 20, 2018. The game is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are confirmed to be compatible on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, with improved visuals and frame rate.
The game's story follows the first two seasons of the anime. Co-op play is available for all regions for the worldwide release. It also features original stories supervised by Hajime Isayama. The player's base camp is bigger this time and has more character interaction.
An expansion titled Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle has been announced for PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. It will be available as paid DLC for those who already own the base game and add Season 3 of the anime to Story Mode. North American and European release is planned for July 5, 2019.
The player has the option to create their own custom character of either gender. There are a variety of faces and hairstyles to choose from, and sliders to adjust the height and facial features. Furthermore, the player can customize the color of their character's outfit, with individual articles of clothing being adjusted independently of each other. After character creation, the character is dropped in the game to face Keith Sadies as their military instructor. The player is a silent protagonist but can choose from multiple dialogue options when conversing with characters.
Custom characters will be able to play through the story of both Season 1 and Season 2 of the anime.
Single Player Modes
The player is tasked to create a character who will go on to join the Scout Regiment with the rest of the cast. Story Mode covers the first two seasons of the anime and takes place from the custom character's point of view. Cutscenes may present the player with different dialogue options and the custom character is allowing to mingle with squadmates between missions. By improve friendship with their squadmates, the player can improve their effectiveness in battle.
As the player gets closer to their squad, they may start addressing the custom character differently, like addressing them with their first name instead of their surname.
Like the first game, this game's main story includes an original scenario that was done with Isayama's supervision. Completing this mode unlocks additional characters and features. One completed playthrough is needed to unlock scenarios that save characters who canonically perish.
"Dire Subjugation" Titans have been updated to be tougher and with rarer SS drops for gear.
In Another Mode, players take on challenging Scout missions as their favorite characters, which are unlocked in Story Mode. While in Camp the player is able to purchase items needed for equipment, purchase and modify equipment, and access the next mission by talking to certain characters in the Camp.
Unlocked after Story Mode is cleared once. Similar to the first game's True Attack Mode. It will not be possible to select among the three difficulty levels, and the Titans will be harder than their settings on Hard difficulty.
Town Life serves a break between battles where characters can take time to develop relationships or to train for their next expedition. Players will be able to access challenge missions that explore side stories and increase their fighting strength.
While in Town Life, the player will be able to visit the Titan Research Room to view Titans they have caught with a restraining gun, develop new equipment, and administer the Scout Regiment by putting together proposals for new policies.
New online multiplayer mode that is 4 vs 4. Teams eliminate groups of Titans to earn the highest score within a set time limit. Team members are indicated by the bluish line that connects player characters. Attacking the same Titan together leads to a "Chain Bonus," rewarding bonus points for the kill. Players can earn double the points for killing Titans in the short amount of time before the match draws to a close.
Items are altered for this mode to affect the players. Paint grenades can blur the opposing team's vision, stun grenades can inhibit them temporarily, and a resurrection item is available.
In-game communication is limited to character gestures and preset lines from the anime and manga during the lobby screen between matches. Players can customize the icon that hovers above their player character head.
Players can join friends or other players worldwide to play cooperatively in Story Mode or Scout Missions. While doing so, players can develop equipment using fewer materials than they would alone.
In Predator Mode, up to four players can take on the role of the Titans. In trying to eat as many humans as possible, they run up against characters such as Eren and Levi.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle expands the character roster by an additional five characters who were introduced in Seasons 2 and 3 of the anime.
On Metacritic, Attack on Titan 2 received "generally favorable" reviews on PC & PS4 holding a metascore of 78/100 and 75/100 respectively. It also received "mixed or average" reviews getting a metascore of 74/100 on Xbox One and 72/100 on Nintendo Switch. On whatoplay.com, it receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 7.94 on PC, 8.30 on PS4, 7.80 on Xnox One, and 7.87 on Nintendo Switch. Its PC version ranks 10th place on its "Top 10 PC Hack and Slash Games of All Time" list.
- The English translation of the game refers to Connie as female in some cases.
- Nanaba is referred to in the English translation as male in the journal entries.
- The Female Titan and Eren's Titan are referred to as 'Mystery Titan' before their identity is revealed.
- Daz, who has not been seen since the Battle of Trost District arc in the series, appears during the beginning of this game's Clash of the Titans arc as part of the Garrison.
- After full completion of the Story Mode, it is possible to save characters that perish in the anime. Afterward, they will appear in the daily life of the player.